Malware disrupts Tribune Publishing newspaper production

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The virus affected Tribune Publishing papers across the country.

Kollias said no personal data of subscribers, online users or advertising clients was compromised as a result of the interference, and news and all regular features are available online.

The attack led to distribution delays in the Saturday edition of The Times, Tribune, Sun and other newspapers that share a production platform in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The print edition of the Chicago Tribune was published Saturday without paid death notices and classified ads, while in other markets a similarly slimmed-down version of the Saturday newspaper will be delivered on Sunday.

Several US newspapers suffered major printing and delivery disruptions on Saturday following a cyber-attack, US media report.

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Tribune Publishing, which owns the Chicago Tribune and the Sun, as well as the New York Daily News and Orlando Sentinel, said it first detected the malware on Friday.

A cyberattack which appeared to originate from overseas disrupted the publication and distribution of numerous newspapers in the United States, papers hit by the malware said. Technology teams made significant progress in fixing the problem, but were unable to clear all systems before press time.

The Los Angeles Times, which runs the facility, said the computer virus infected systems that are associated with the printing process.

"We apologize to our customers for this inconvenience", Light wrote. "Thank you for your patience and support as we respond to this ongoing matter", The Times said in a statement.

The report said it could not provide firm numbers on how many subscribers were impacted but a majority of LA Times customers received their papers Saturday morning, albeit several hours late. "When people think of malware, the impression may be, 'It's a little program that runs on my computer, '" Dixon said.

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